CleanDisk
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Remove hidden dot files and folders.   Free
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Note: This software is no longer actively being developed or supported.

CleanDisk permanently deletes hidden dot files and folders in chosen drives/folders using the find command and rm command.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • removed auto-eject
  • removed on dropped feature
  • rewrite code
  • improved speed
  • can handle multiple items
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later







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CleanDisk User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Pntucker commented on 13 Sep 2012
doesn't seem to work with mountain lion. run app - bounces in dock, click on icon - dock disappears, choose folder on networked drive - nothing happens.
[Version 1.2]


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Halgumbert reviewed on 29 Dec 2010
Worked great to get rid of the extra files created by the Mac OS!
[Version 1.1]


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yy502 tipped on 12 Aug 2010
you forgot to remove ._* as well. use:

"find" & drivepath & "-type f -name "._*" -exec rm -rf {} ;"

(not sure if the escapes are correct, I normally just use

find . -type f -name "._*" -exec rm -rf {} ;

in terminal)
[Version 1.0]

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1951fdg (developer) replied on 12 Aug 2010
I don't have a USB stick (formatted FAT32), as soon as I get one I will test the code. I personally use CleanDisk for cleaning edited DMG's (DMG's that were previously non-editable and converted to editable) before I convert them back to read-only/compressed ending with a clean DMG free of hidden files.

Note this app should not be run on a DMG with background image, because it will remove the background appearance. A latter version may workaround this, but then some hidden files will remain.
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1951fdg (developer) replied on 16 Aug 2010
Just uploaded version 1.1 - should be hosted shortly

This version is more or less final, it takes care of all hidden files/folders I can think of. I have tested it and it works superbly.

As a reminder & note of caution:

Do not run CleanDisk on indexed volumes (Spotlight) & if you choose a folder or image containing .background folder, the background appearance of the folder/image will be lost.
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mackasabian rated on 06 May 2011

[Version 1.2]



Phimei rated on 04 May 2011

[Version 1.2]



+1

alfarobl rated on 30 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1]



+4

yy502 rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:7,528
Version Downloads:5,685
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:12 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Note: This software is no longer actively being developed or supported.

CleanDisk permanently deletes hidden dot files and folders in chosen drives/folders using the find command and rm command.


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